Manchester Museum and Henry Dresser, Victorian ornithologist
|Starts:||11:00 9 Dec 2017|
|Ends:||12:30 9 Dec 2017|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Who is it for:||Adults, General public|
Join Manchester Museum’s Henry McGhie as he explores the fascinating world of Henry Dresser and Victorian ornithologists.
Henry will share the story from his new book a short talk ending at 11:30 followed by a book signing 11:30am-12:30pm.
Henry Dresser was one of the most famous ornithologists of the late 19th century, best known for producing beautiful bird books that were a combination of new scientific information and masterpieces of bird illustration. Dresser’s collection of preserved birds from famous explorers and travellers is one of the highlights of Manchester Museum’s zoology collection. Dresser knew pretty much every famous naturalist of the day, including Darwin. ‘Henry Dresser and Victorian ornithology, birds, books and business’ explores 19th Century natural history, travel and exploration, as well as Dresser's friendships and rivalries (and fallings out) with other ornithologists. Dresser travelling widely and he was in Mexico and Texas during the American Civil War, and this story is explored in detail for the first time in the book.
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